Santiago de Chile, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Authorities and residents of
Tamuco, in the Araucania region of Chile, welcomed almost 30 young Mapuche
graduates of different university specialities in Cuba with festive
In the presence of Lonkos, Machis, Werkens and Mapuche representatives
from Araucania, 430 miles south of Santiago, the graduates in medicine,
sports, biochemistry, and other professions expressed gratitude to Cuban
President Fidel Castro for their education.
Tirua Mayor Adolfo Millabur and indigenous activists Francisco Caquilpan
and Juan Antonio Painecura emphasized the important contribution of the
Latin American Medical School, which has graduated hundreds of
professionals from poor communities.
They presented representatives of the Cuban Embassy, Olga Fernandez Rios
and Fernando Garcia Bielsa, with an oil painting inspired by Mapuche
Garcia Bielsa expressed his confidence that the graduates will be able to
continue their vocation of service to help the needy and integrate their
knowledge with the wisdom of Mapuche traditional medicine.
ef ccs tac obf